RE: Cassell's---Is It Worth It?
There must be something that removes us from time & place when we "set our faces" on food : Last week when we were traipsing around the non-tourist parts of (LA's) Chinatown, we oggled the dairy cases and photo's of food in front of a local diner for so long, that we forgot about our parking meter. Same result as stanpnepa : a $65.00 ticket, no food, and a ticked off driver (me).
Silver lining : since we were still hungry, we were induced to stop at the food court of a new mall near the old Hughes Corp airport in Culver City. I knew there was a Jody Maroni's in the court. The gals got Chinese at a place next door, my son discovered a lobster wrap/burrito thing nearby, and I reveled in one of Maroni's jumbo dogs, gathering 'intel' on their physical layout (for a friend who's planning some quick-serve places here in Colorado).